10/10/2013 || Mountain bike elite gather in Portugal ||News||

The third and final round of the MTB Orienteering World Cup takes place this weekend in the Alentejana Region in the south-west of Portugal. Riders from 19 nations will compete in Middle and Long distance individual races and a mixed relay. The World Masters Championships will also be held here.


10/10/2013 || Bertuks’ exciting autumn ||Arena||

Edgars Bertuks at the World Cup Final in Baden, Switzerland. Photo: Erik Borg Edgars Bertuks is next year heading for the goal he didn’t manage to reach this year. But before that, something big is coming up for the Latvian. Edgars finished the World Cup as number 41 totally, but he had not taken part […]


09/10/2013 || Draft rules and instructions for PreO Relay published ||News||

The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission has published a document that contains instructions on how to organise a PreO relay, and draft rules for a PreO relay.


09/10/2013 || An interview with Morihiro Horie ||Arena||

Morihiro Horie has been the leading ski orienteer in Japan for 11 consecutive years, but he is also concurrently working full-time for Arc Communications. This interview has been first published on Arc Communications’ homepage. Arc Communications president and CEO Mariko Ohsato is also a ski orienteer –with an even longer experience than Mr. Horie– and […]


09/10/2013 || Council meeting coming up ||News||

The IOF Council will meet in Prague, Czech Republic, next week.


09/10/2013 || Lars Jakob Waaler winner of the unofficial European Cup in TrailO 2013 ||News||

The last two events of the unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) took place in a rainy Plitvička Jezera, Croatia. Lars Jakob Waaler from Norway was in a clear lead before these two competitions. The only one who could threaten him was his compatriot Martin Jullum. To win the overall Cup Jullum would have to win both competitions in Croatia, and Lars Jakob would have to finish 7th or worse.


08/10/2013 || Minnas’ decision about the future ||Arena||

For Minna Kauppi the World Orienteering Championships on homeground were the main goal for the season. In the last World Cup races she didn’t perform as well as earlier. What will happen now? Will she have the motivation to continue another year? The nine-fold World Champion had planned to get to celebrate gold at the […]


06/10/2013 || Matthias Kyburz: “Great to win again” ||Arena||

Swiss dominance in the Men’s Overall World Cup. Photo: Erik Borg Matthias Kyburz won the World Cup overall for the second year in a row. He has stayed in top shape for the whole year, but maybe not at his best in some important weeks. “I felt hard competition from Daniel Hubmann and it is […]


06/10/2013 || Simone honoured by Swiss President ||Arena||

The three best in the Women’s Overall World Cup: 2. Tove Alexandersson, 1. Simone Niggli, and 3. Annika Billstam. Photo: Erik Borg Simone Niggli is one of the biggest sports names in Switzerland. The country’s President came to her last competition on the international scene. In the centre of Baden, 30 kilometres north-west of Zurich, […]


06/10/2013 || World Cup: Niggli and Kyburz take final honours ||News||

Simone Niggli achieved her season’s final goal today – winning the Sprint in Baden and also the World Cup overall. Tove Alexandersson, who needed to finish second to remain ahead if Simone won, could only manage fourth place. Matthias Kyburz, leader in the men’s standings before today, rounded off a superb season in style with a resounding victory.


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